Going back to Bonneville for Speedweek next month.
Cleaned my Garage and found these.
A little video...
Still in the break in period so not really pushing it too hard yet...
That is a very appealing deep thrum!
Lovely! Here's one from a friend of mine, in rally trim .
And my own, 1500 MGA in original condition as it would have left the factory in 1959. (Excuse the crappy pic, had to import from instagram as my pc crashed and all my pictures with it ).
I highly encourage everyone interested in a classic British Roadster to try one of these out some day. They still can be had fairly cheap (compared to what else was around at this period) , working on them is super easy, and parts are readily available.
Have a nice Sunday!
Agreed MGA's esp with b series engine swaps are true steals in vintage autos. Drive great, lots of parts, easy to work ok. Look amazing.
They really need the B series engine in them though, almost all I see for sale today are already swapped.
Funny you say that.
I was thinking about a swap the other day when I was out for a drive. Also swapping in a 5 speed transmission, just for the ease of driving. Keeping the original numbers matching trans and Engine so I could reswap it. But storage space limits this dream and also, as you said, there are so many swapped ones around that the original ones are getting quite hard to find. Maybe some day I will get my hands on a second A and do the rally mod/b engine swap.
Made it out on the WSBK grid before race #2....
Is that the Yellow Bird?
Nope it has rain gutters.
I'll just add this picture I took.
Medical staff and pits at Ulster Grand Prix a few weeks ago.
At Brands 'Festival Italia' earlier this month: such-like nimble older Abarths, Alfas and Lancias outshone all these ten-a-penny - and nowadays somewhat obese - Ferraris and Lambos!
Sorry to report, due to forces I had no control over, my team had not traveled to Speedweek. Maybe next year now.
Visited the headquarters and museums of BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche here are some highlights.
Saw my two favorite cars a Porsche 930 and Mercedes "Pagoda". The mini 930 I have had for a long time. The Martini 21 was seen in another post in these parts paired in front of my Martini Seiko.
Aston Martin Straight Six under test and tune at RSWilliams in Cobham UK.
The downpipes glowed red at full load and full revs - held for just a second
Shown here about to have a .5mm jet change - one of a series of changes
The engine is attached to a torque converter which can give adjustable loads.
I think I caught a Bentley Continental GT prototype on the 5 freeway in LA tonight.
Pre A that hammered at 1.2m usd. I don't get it but sure. A real carerra behind it.
5 out of 30 not bugs... who knows what they are?
Prototype Porsche no idea what though.
Not a kit. Don't remember what it is.
1954 Citroën Avant Traction I had the opportunity to talk to owner and relating to this forum he was sporting a Tag Heuer. Very nice and passionate guy and he let me sit in it! Good to talk to a fellow vintage euro obsessed person.
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